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My RCA TV has a distorted picture.

The picture has green & red lines on top and the picture looks like 3D

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  • mikat52 Dec 21, 2008

    What is open Fuse FL231. Can I fix it myself?

  • mikat52 Dec 21, 2008

    What is open Fuse FL231.

  • mikat52 Dec 21, 2008

    What and where is the flyback on my tv

  • mikat52 Dec 21, 2008

    Thank you for your help, however, I still don't know what is these boards that you are talking about. I need to take the back off, and then will I see anything that tells me the SSB board or power/deflectiohn. I am sorry, I am not trying to be difficult, just I am frustrated around Xmas time and I can't afford to have a repair man. I am hoping I can do this, and with your help sounds like I can.

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Go to menu then setup see if convergence is listed If not you have a open Fuse FL231.

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    ladywinn Dec 21, 2008

    Yes ,you can fix it yourself Fuses look like small square brown capacitors, but they are fuses next to flyback transfomer on right side 3 of them in a roll it will be the middle one can pull top off of them with a pair of needle nose plyers.

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    ladywinn Dec 21, 2008

    IT is on your left bottom board power/deflection board//// board on right side next to it is your SSB board this board has tuner on it.

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    ladywinn Dec 21, 2008

    open is the same as bad not making connection from one point to the other.

  • ladywinn
    ladywinn Dec 21, 2008

    You said with christmas you are frustrated and cannot afford a repair person Thank God no one has my bad luck thanks to AT&T and there so called DSL my phone bill went from 43.00 a month to 1,682.00 so they cut off my business phone the one that is in yellow pages so furture customers could call, So now its like starting my shop all over again with no income to do anything,my bank sold to another one bouncing my checks and would not honor my 1,000.00 over draft then disability stopped my ssi ck the one i started my bussiness with because i surpossivly owe on old fine! Not only that i am behind on my rent all of my bills so it looks like after the 1st of 2009 I will be out of business and homeless ,When i started my business i drawed from SSI disability $452.00 amonth WELFARE and they never did any of the things they promised to do to help me under so called Pass to Work Program! If it had not been for the owner of my building letting me trade out work to paint it in exchange for rent i would not have made it at all! So there will be No Merry christmas or a Happy new year for me.Sorry about telling you all of this but justed had to tell someone. Income for this month $75.00 total.

    Ok after telling my stuff heres how you will know which board is what !!! you have 2or3 boards on bottom and 2 boards above the bottom boards the bottom of your chassis on left side is board with Fuses that look like caps but are Fuses 3 of them in a roll the one in the middle is the one that opens and the board next to this board is the SSB board it has your tuners on it you hook your cable to it.Good Luck and if you need anymore help let me know!



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The picture looks 3D

Projection TV sets need to have all three colors - RED - BLUE - GREEN - lined up correctly on the screen in order for the video to look normal. When its out of alignment the video will look 3D, wavy, distorted, etc. Most of the time you just need to adjust your convergence in the TV menu. If you cannot adjust it in the menu - then your convergence is broken and needs to be repaired.

This is a very common failure on these projection sets and a fairly simple DIY fix. All projection sets including Samsung, RCA, Sony, Philip Magnavox, Panasonic, Pioneer, Akai, GE, JVC, Toshiba, and others at some point will have the same problem.

Common Symptoms include....
  • Screen looks 3D
  • Colors don't line up
  • One or more colors can't be adjusted when using the convergence menu.
  • Screen is bowed or warped.
  • TV shuts off after powering on. Power light will blink. TV may also make a chirping noise.
Here are some photos of convergence problems.



Here is a quick test....

Using your original remote go-to the settings menu then goto the convergence section.

Try to adjust the red and then the blue convergence.

You should be able to move RED and BLUE in all directions - up, down, left, and right. And you should be able to get the grid straight.

If you can't move them in all directions or cant move them far enough your convergence chips are bad and should be replaced. This is a common problem.

Note: If you TV has as flash focus or magic focus button only try pressing the button. If it fails to fix the convergence your need to fix it. See below for a fix


You can see some more examples and find a fix using this link on Fixya

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Letters and numbers are 3d and curved picture


red, green, and blue lines curve across the top of tv is cause by defective convergence STK IC or you have open resistor at convergence section. if you have defective RGB Color vertical ramp probably you have defective STK IC..


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Color is splitting, and almost looks 3D.

the ITC222A convergence option missing repair kit at the following link should repair that issue. The kit contains the parts and the instructions on CD

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Picture almost looks like it is in 3D on RCA 52" rear projection

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Picture in 3d without the 3d glasses

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Pictures looks 3D-ish with small horizontal lines

Projection TV sets have several common problems listed below.

Problem #1) Convergence


  • Screen Looks 3-D
  • Colors wont align
  • Screen may look distorted
  • No Audio/Video - makes a chirping sound.
Example Photo:
Problem #2 CRT Fluid has clouded over.


  • Dull Video, Washed out
  • White/Bright looking video
  • Halos around objects
  • Red/Orange looking
Example Photo:

You can see more examples and find a fix here...


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Convergence problem???

you must move red and blue lines into the green. change red to blue by useing the select button on the remote. till all convergance lines are white

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Red green and blue lines

Most projection TVs have an option to refocus. For example, my Sony rear projection TV has a button on the front for focusing the lamps. Try finding this button or option in the menus with your remote. Projection TVs actually use three lamps, one red, one green and one blue. These need to line up exactly in order to form a good picture, and when they come out of focus, you see the edges which sometimes has the effect of a 3D image when you aren't wearing 3D glasses. Hope this helps!

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